Credit:Darrian Traynor "I think the Australian people can detect unfairness at a long distance.
I think they are more egalitarian than we give them credit for," he said in an interview with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Loading The result proved that Australians were more conservative than many thought, Institute of Public Affairs chief John Roskam said.
"And it shows, as we've seen with Trump and Brexit, that Australian politics is realigning and the heartland of both parties is changing."
"Whenever people look back, Labor will have to ask itself whether it went counter to the proven requirement for an effective campaign.".
"There's lots of lessons for Labor to learn from yesterday's result and I know that my party will," he said.
The party's deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, suggested the problem was the tactical campaign plan rather than the policy platform. »